The concept of Distance Learning - taking credit and
courses through the Internet - is transforming education delivery
throughout the world. Bruce Chaloux, director of the Southern Regional
Education Board's (SREB) Electronic Campus, will give a briefing on
distance learning opportunities Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at Coastal
Carolina University's Wall Building, 317.
The Electronic Campus, the South's "electronic marketplace" for
distance education courses and programs, has grown to include more than
3,500 courses and 150 degree programs from more than 275 colleges and
universities in the region. People anywhere in the world with Internet
access can take college and university courses when they want, from
their homes or offices. Students have the opportunity to learn a skill,
earn college credits for certification, or earn a degree. They can take
advantage of course offerings from many of the best accredited colleges
and universities in 16 states. All course and program offerings have
met standards established by the SREB.
Chaloux has more than 28 years of teaching and administrative
experience in higher education at the institutional, state and national
levels. Prior to assuming his duties at the SREB in 1998, Chaloux
served in the Graduate School at Virginia Tech for 13 years. He was
associate dean and director of Tech's northern Virginia Graduate campus
for nine years and was associate dean for Extended Campus Programs at
the Blacksburg campus for four years.
Chaloux earned a bachelor's degree from Castleton State College in
1970, master's degree from the University of Florida in 1972 and a
Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1979.
The program is sponsored by Coastal's Office of the Provost and
Division of Extending Learning and Public Services.
For more information, contact Peter Balsamo, dean of Coastal's
Division of Extended Learning and Public Services at 349-2648.